Lacy and I seem to be making some progress with having her respect me and behaving herself, generally. I've been round penning her everytime I go out there and making her turn around and stop etc and it really seems to be helping. Last week I started lunging her too after we round pen just so she can canter since she can't canter in the round pen and she's been doing really really well. I also rode her on Saturday for the first time in a month maybe and she was a little pushy but she settled in quickly and respected me.
Anyway, now that it's getting closer to spring I'd like some suggestions about what I should teach her now. I ride her English because that's what I feel most comfortable doing but I could switch her over to western. She has what would call a medium-ish stride. Here's her trot (sorry for how big the picture is):
She does neck-rein and she does sidepass (with anger in her eyes,) I've made really tiny (1 foot/6 inches) jumps for her when I'm lunging her and she gets over them fine... I've never ridden her over a jump. My trainer thinks she could be excellent at dressage but I've never done dressage and my trainer hasnt either.
I would just say she's a trail horse but she hates trails... Maybe it's kinda futile to even try to make her be anything better at her age but I'd like to try or atleast play at trying.
She's a 20 year old Arabian if that helps.